A 19-year-old native of Jacksonville faces up to 30 years in prison for yearning to join ‘violent jihad’. The young man established contact with Al-Qaeda’s branch in Jordan, hitting the weights and the gun range to ready himself to fight in Yemen.Bell should be tried for treason just like Adam Gadahn.
A grand jury in Tampa Bay has indicted Shelton Thomas Bell, 19, of “conspiring and attempting to provide material support to terrorists”, AP reports cites the indictment as saying. He faces up to 15 years in prison in each charge.
Investigators discovered that Bell, who converted to Islam about a year ago, was preparing to fight on the side of the well-known terrorist group Ansar Al-Sharia, an Al-Qaeda affiliate. The Ansar Al-Sharia is notorious for claiming responsibility for multiple attacks, including suicide bombings on Yemeni forces, claiming hundreds of lives.
Friday, July 19, 2013
JACKSONVILLE TEENAGER ON TRIAL FOR PLANNING JIHAD TRIP TO YEMEN
Another convert who considered the Koran's verses acceptable has gone on trial in Florida:
Posted by Avi Green at 9:39 AM